The essence of the Holy Bhagavad Gita
The following notes are derivatives according to my understanding of
Holy Bhagavad Gita. Lord Sri Krishna is the universal teacher and
Bhagavad Gita is his gift to the mankind to save them from grief and
Always remember one thing. You came alone into this world crying.
You will go alone out of this world crying. In between these two you
come across many objects which are not belonged to you. There is
no use in crying for these objects. Always try to be happy with
You are the only real thing in the universe. Everything else is
manifestation of you.
Death is not caused by age. It is the indirect result of constant
destruction of our body by six enemies who live inside us. If we expel
these enemies from our body we will become immortals.
Your wealth, spouse, children, relatives and friends do not follow you
in the end, but Dharma does. Embrace it. Dharma is your real
companion, follower, friend and relative.
Extract happiness, the ultimate bliss, from within you and not from
outside because only you are real and everything else is imaginary.
From birth to death we are wasting our entire lives in search of the
elusive happiness everywhere else while ignoring its abundance
presence within ourselves.
If you know all about you, there is nothing else to know in the
Lust is the most dangerous out of all your six enemies. Anger is its
eldest son. Both of these combined together into deadly form to
wreck havoc in your body to keep health, peace and happiness out of
your reach. Without these three, [health, peace and happiness] your
life is a waste.
Like candle that burns in self destruction, you are destroying your
body day and night by unknowingly satisfying your six enemies, who
reside inside you.
Death is nothing but transition from one form to another just as you
change your dress. The only difference is duration. The embodiment,
the atma of You, is permanent.
Nothing in the universe is destructible because everything seen or
perceived is an illusion.
The whole universe is born out of nothing and it will be dissolved into
Our body is an illusion born out of three gunas. Atma is real and
everlasting. Atma can neither be destroyed nor created.
The only truth is the existence of “you” the atma and everything else
is an illusion.
The all pervasive Atma has no bounds, no form, no origin and no end.
It is everlasting and never changing.
The primary source of all objects, the seen or unseen; the heard or
unheard; the imagined or unimagined; is all pervasive Atma
As fire is engulfed by smoke; mirror obscured by dust; fetus covered
by amnion, so is the knowledge buried by insatiable sexual desire.
The sexual desire is the biggest enemy of the wise. This insatiable
burning desire will obstruct and destroy knowledge.
Attachment to all worldly pleasures is the epicenter of cyclonic storm
of sorrow which damages mental equilibrium. Detachment from all
worldly pleasures is the right path to salvation.
Change is permanent and constant. Existence is ephemeral. If
existence has age then there will be no “change”, the primary
building block of universe. The universe is evolving at all times
because of change. Without change there is no universe.
Everything visible is temporary and changing at all times. At the
minute level of time there no visible thing at all. Only the Atma, the
invisible, is permanent and pervasive.
The time is the result of change and not by the movement of planets
and stars. Hence time is timeless.
The universe is an embodiment of visible [illusion] and invisible [real].
It oscillates between existence and non-existence; illusion and real;
time and timeless.
If you go after visible things [illusion] it will lead you to sorrow
because they actually do not exist. If you try to find the invisible atma
[real] it will give you everlasting joy.
If visible things really give you happiness you would have stuck to the
first plaything, you received from your parents, till your death. As the
time elapses you will seek happiness from different objects. For
happiness you constantly try to change the objects believing that
happiness comes from objects. But happiness lies within you and not
outside. If you fail to get the object you will get anger and anguish.
Trying to form bonds between your body and outside objects is the
main cause of anger and anguish. You become sad when you lose
the objects you love. Here the sorrow is not the result of losing the
object but because of your attachment to the object. The attachment
comes from within you towards the object. When this chord of
attachment breaks the sorrow will come out of your body in the form
of tears. So both sorrow and happiness lie within you and not
outside. So to evade sorrow do not form bonds/attachments
between you and the outside objects.
The most astonishing in the world is the fact that although man sees
people dying around him every day he continues to amass massive
wealth as if he is the only immortal in the world.
The crows do not read holy books and do not go to places of
worship. But they share whatever a little is found and eat
communally. Man reads holy books and goes to places of worship.
But he amasses massive wealth only for himself and he enjoys it
The source of all happiness lies within you. Try to find the source of
happiness to get peace permanently.
Senses are greater than body [visible] because they control it. Mind is
greater than senses because it controls them. Intelligence is greater
than mind because it controls mind. Atma [invisible] is greater than
intelligence. So the Atma, the invisible, is greater than anything else
that is visible. So the Atma controls everything and it proves beyond
doubt that the whole thing [visible] evolved from Atma [invisible]
All individuals are equal. All works are equal. When you look into the
mirror the object you see is of you. The universe is a mirror.
Everything you see in the universe is just a reflection of you in
different forms and shades. So love everyone and everything.
One who sees no difference between individuals is the real
Concentrate on every work you perform. Do not bother about its
The ultimate bliss comes to you when you keep others happy.
Jealousy is an inferno that burns you into ashes.
Sattva, Rajo, and Tamo are three primary particles of this universe.
Satva propagates, Raja fosters Tama destroys. Everything you see,
perceive, think and imagine is the product of these three primary
particles. Anything outside these three is the almighty. Discarding
these three is said to be Moksha or liberation from all bonds.
Fear is the result of bondage that comes from attachment. Unshackle
yourself from all bonds of attachment.
Note - These are my observations according to my understanding of
the Holy Bhagavad Gita.